The activity within the Minerva project

During November 5-9, 2019, within the Minerva project, UTM representatives participated in the study visit at the University of Valencia, Spain.

Within the Erasmus+ project “Strengthening research management and open science capacities and HEIs in Moldova and Armenia-Minerva”, (Ref. No. 597912-EPP-1-2018-1-MD-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP) a study visit was planned out, which had the following objectives:

  • Training of technical staff from partner countries on infrastructure development for Open Science;
  • Knowledge transfer regarding research data management.

The study visit was attended by delegations from Moldova and Armenia, represented by the rectors, institutional project coordinators and technical staff, who took part in various activities to consolidate their knowledge on the subject of the study visit. From UTM, the event was attended by: Mr. Victor Șontea, head of the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering, Mrs. Zinaida Stratan, head of the Technical-Scientific Library of UTM, Mr. Vasile Chetroi, head of the Information and Communications Technology Directorate (DTIC), Mr. Dumitru Chilimari, head of the Network Administration and Information Security Service, DTIC, Mrs. Rodica Cujba, head of the Scientific Investigations Directorate.

During the study visit, the following topics were discussed:

  • HRS4R at the University of Valencia;
  • Micro-MOOC Open Science;
  • RODERIC: Open Access publishing platform and research programs. OJS support;
  • IT service: its role in managing applications for administration, students, researchers and teachers;
  • Maintaining the infrastructure for the RODERIC Repository: technical aspects;
  • IT infrastructure and facilities: UV Data Center;
  • Practical session: Library services for researchers;
  • Open research data and actions at European level;
  • The Polytechnic University of Valencia: Actions for Open Science;
  • The DATASEA project: open research data.

The project partners presented the plans for the future regarding the implementation of Open Science in universities in general and the development of institutional repositories in particular.

The Minerva project is implemented with EU support through the Erasmus+ program.

More information about Mineva can be found at http://www.minerva-project.space/ and https://www.facebook.com/MINERVAMOLDOVA/ and on UTM’s Minerva page https://proiecte.utm.md/minerva-2/#top